About Us

The Trinidad and Tobago National Commission on Reparations (TTNCR) was established on the 6th February, 2014 as mandated by CARICOM to document the effects of European Genocide against the indigenous inhabitants of the slave trade in and the enslavement of Africans, and the colonization of the country.

The TTNCR grew out of a series of state holder meetings. Following which cabinet appointed the membership of the TTNCR and Mr. Aiyegoro Ome was appointed the Chairman.
It was at the CARICOM’s 34th Regular Meeting of the conference of Heads of Government in July 2013 held in Trinidad and Tobago that it was agreed that each CARICOM member state should establish its own National Committee on Reparations.

Additionally, according to the CARICOM Regional Commission on Reparations, the National Committees on Reparations throughout the region would be provided with political oversight  through a Committee under the direction of the Prime Minister of Barbados Mr. Freundel Stuart.

The principal aims and objectives of the CARICOM Reparations Commission were first proposed at the first Regional Conference on Reparation held in Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The Committee is made up of the following members:

 

Committee Member Organisation
Mr. Aiyegoro Ome Advisor to Ambassador Makandal Daaga and Chairman of the Reparations Committee - 
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
H.E. Sir Edwin Carrington Ambassador of Trinidad and Tobago to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
Ms. Avril Belfon National Archives of Trinidad and Tobago
Mr. Khafra Kambon Emancipation Support Committee
Ms Tiffany Bethel Researcher - Office of the PM
Mr. Naim Mohammed Ministry of the Attorney General
Dr. Sharon Le Gall Attorney / Lecturer - University of the West Indies (UWI)
Mrs. Theresa Neblett-Skinner Ministry of Education – Curriculum Coordinator
Mr. Ricardo B. Hernandez Santa Rosa First Peoples
Ms. Nelcia Robinson Santa Rosa First Peoples
Mr. Clyde Noel  All Mansion of Rastafari
Mr. Der One Piankhi Council of Orisa Elders
Mr. Andy Johnson CEO - Government Information Services Ltd
Mr. Damian Richardson Ministry of Arts and Multiculturalism
Mr. Anthony Birchwood Lecturer - University of the West Indies (UWI) 
Ms. Lucia Phillip National Library and Information System Authority
Ms. Marguerite Moore Director - Heritage Library NALIS
Dr. Fazal Ali University of Trinidad and Tobago
Dr. Hollis Liverpool University of Trinidad and Tobago
Mr. Claudius Fergus Head, History Department U.W.I